California, United States
Posted Oct 16, 2012
I was very young when we had this bird. I remember only looking at it because I was always afraid to hold it. It would peck at anything that would invade its cage space. I know for a fact had we taken it out to hold it would've flown away. There wasn't much we could do with Tweety (we named it because it was mostly yellow and as kids my brother and I loved Tweety bird). For the most part I remember it was pretty easy for my parents to keep up. They changed its cage bottom daily if not every two days. It wasn't really a messy bird. Food wise, it was inexpensive also and didn't eat too much to where they would have to buy food too often for it. I didn't have too much fun with the bird. I was probably about 8 or 9 and because it pecked I never cared to hold it or "pet" it. It was pretty much only there to look at. It wasn't annoying, song wise. I don't remember it making as much noise as I know my boyfriend's grandma's birds do all day. Our bird was also kept outside during the day and only put in at night so that it wouldn't get cold. While inside, I don't remember it being noisy either. If you're an adult looking for a nice looking pet to have around the house and don't really care to spend time with or cuddle with (such as you could do with a dog) I would recommend a bird. They're at least far more active than a fish. If you're looking to get your child something they'd have fun with, a bird would not be it, in my opinion. You're better off getting one of those mini turtles they could at least hold. Tweety eventually escaped from his cage. I don't remember being sad when I found this out. I was more impressed at how the bird got out lol.